A popular café in Bath has dropped a corkage fee for parents who want to bring in their own baby food
A café in Bath, owned by rugby players Lee Mears and Matt Stevens, has dropped a corkage fee that saw outraged parents charged £1.40 to open any baby food brought in from off-premises. The café serves its own organic baby food for the same £1.40 price.
“I asked one of the staff ... Continue reading
Dad launches men-only birthing group at NHS hospital
Dads-to-be can now sign up for men-only ‘mantenatal’ classes at an NHS hospital. Dean Beaumont, 43, from Cambridgeshire, set up the DaddyNatal classes alongside Peterborough City Hospital after he felt unprepared for the birth of his first baby.
“Before the birth of my first child, I read the books, attended the couples ... Continue reading
Family kicked off flight because their baby son was recovering from chickenpox
After enjoying a family holiday in the sun, Andrew Foden, Colette James and their four children were looking forward to flying home. But they were soon banned from the Corfu to Manchester flight when easyJet staff spotted chickenpox scabs on 5-month old, Aston.
The family had to fork out £1,000 for hotel ... Continue reading
Five year old raises £30,000 from monster pictures for life-saving medical care
Aidan Reed from Kansas City has used his beside drawings to fund his expensive cancer treatment. Aidan, 5, was diagnosed last September with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, leaving his parents facing huge hospital bills.
When they put the family home up for sale to raise money, his aunt, Mandi Ostein, instead suggested selling ... Continue reading
Adventurous eaters can sample cheese made from human breast milk at The Lady Cheese Shop
Miriam Simun, an art graduate from New York University, has crafted breast milk cheese by using the milk of three new mums. Miriam has a temporary art installation, called The Lady Cheese Shop, at a New York art gallery.
“Cheese is the conversation starter. Some people are loving it and some are ... Continue reading
Born weighing just 1lb, baby Frieda is going home with mum and dad
Premature baby Frieda Mangold was born at just 21 weeks, weighing a tiny 1lb and measuring at just 11inches. Her twin brother, Kilian, died six weeks after their birth due to complications, but baby Frieda has survived and has now been able to go home with her mum and dad.
“We are ... Continue reading
Boy signed for club after YouTube clip of his amazing football skill was posted by his dad
An 18-month-old boy, Baerke van der Meij, has become the youngest football superstar. After dad Jorg posted a video on YouTube of his son skillfully kicking his football, the toddler was signed by Dutch team Venlose Voetbal Vereniging. (VVV)
Baerke joined VVV’s star midfielder Ken Leemans for his first trial session at ... Continue reading
There must be something in this street’s water as eight babies born within seven weeks of each other
When seven women living in the same Welsh street discovered they were all pregnant, they didn’t imagine that they would all give birth in the same hospital within seven weeks of each other.
Teacher Nia Edwards, 34, was the first to give birth to twin girls, Mali and Elen.
“I bumped into one ... Continue reading
Hong Kong holds what is possibly the cutest competition ever
We have the egg and spoon, three-legged and sack races but parents in China have gone one better with a cute crawling race for babies.
The race, held in a Hong Kong shopping centre, saw each baby crawl as fast as they could towards the finish line – where dad stood proudly ... Continue reading
A teddy bear due to go on a space mission needs a name, and your child can choose it!
Schoolchildren across the UK have been asked to help name a toy that is about to go on a journey into outer space. The nameless bear is being launched into space to mark the 25th anniversary of Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, a charity that supports families who have a child with ... Continue reading
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